This 1500 sqft apartment has 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths with a wraparound balcony that overlooks the St Claude Avenue's entertainment hub and private deck with lounge chairs and grill! The apartment has high ceilings, hardwood floors and central air/heat, full kitchen and washer/dryer. It is only three blocks to Frenchman Street and short walk to the French Quarter, it is the ideal location. And it is the entire floor above the world famous Allways Lounge & Theatre as well
Although many guests say they hardly left the building there are tons of cafes, theatres, coffee shops and world class restaurants all within safe walking distance. And there is free street parking!
The house has a mix of full and single beds as well as one pull out sofa. to accommodate supersize groups volunteer groups, singles, couples, bands, etc. very comfortably. Your party will have the whole place to yourself! It's a hostel style budget accommodation with lots of style and class.
It's a great place for Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, Southern Decadence, Halloween, French Quarter Festival or any other time of year!
Check out our club's website, (website hidden) to see
all the entertainment that lies just below your floor. Ranked one of New Orleans best bars 4 years running! Each guest receives a free drink token and welcome to enjoy any lounge shows for free! This is a laid back location that makes you feel like a local but keeps you close enough to the quarter that you don't miss the fun.
I look forward to helping you have a great visit!
No fuss, great experience. Other reviewers and the description are accurate. Fun neighborhood and very walkable to many attractions in New Orleans. We were comfortable with 8 people and enjoyed our experience.
Zalia's place was exactly as described - no 5 star hotel, but definitely full of New Orleans charm. She was incredibly flexible with letting us check in early. As we were driving, our check-in time was up in the air and we ended up arriving super early in the morning (we also forgot about the time difference). There was some beer and wine in the fridge and the place was clean.
Probably my only complaint was that we had wanted to use the pull out sofa (3 couples in our party), and although Zalia left extra blankets and sheets, when we pulled out the sofa, the mattress was dirty and looked like something had been spilled on it and there was crumbs/dirt all over it. The mattress was also probably about 20 years old and you could feel the springs through it. We ended up rotating rooms so no one had the twin beds more than once (they were very comfy), which was fine since we were usually quite inebriated by the time we got back to the apartment, but if you plan on using the pull out sofa, you might want to bring an air mattress instead. Might also benefit from a microwave/toaster.
Other than that, it was great. Definitely noisy, as was expected since it's right above a bar in an old building, so I wouldn't stay there if you're looking for peace and quiet. The music usually stopped around 1:30 in the morning. No one tried coming up on the balcony or porch. The place was super close to everything - about a 5-10 minute walk to Frenchman St scene and about 10-15 minute walk to the Quarter depending on how fast you walk. We typically called a cab at night to bring us to the Quarter (we were lazy) but Dan at United Cabs always came pretty quickly and we could text him.
Overall, great little place for a group at a great price!
We had a great stay. All of the other reviews seem pretty accurate. The place was perfect for our needs. We had 5 guys there for a wedding and needed a place where we wouldn't have to worry about noise and wanted something with more of a house feel than hotel. It was also much cheaper than a stay at a hotel. The 4 beds and pull out couch fit 5 men comfortably.
For the most part we didn't get back at night until the bar had already closed so the noise below wasn't an issue. On the first night we were able to get a few drinks at the bar. The bartender was friendly and very helpful with explaining the area and things we should check out. The atmosphere was neat. We would've liked to spend more time at the bar downstairs and catch a show or two but had too many things already planned.
Cabs to nearby hot spots were cheap (about $10 each way), but there was also parking for our rental car. The area seemed safe, we had no issues. Zalia was a great host and the staff downstairs friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a similar experience.
I only have positives to say about this experience. Zalia was extremely accommodating. We got in really late on our first night but everything was set up perfectly for us and the keys were waiting. We ended up staying an extra night at the last minute and it was no problem. The apartment itself was truly fantastic and everything we needed. We randomly ran into some friends that were locals and when we told them where we were staying they said it was the best, and it was! So close to everything (including a great coffee shop) and the vibe of the place is so perfectly NOLA (especially with that magnificent deck). In fact we ended up staying the extra night just because of how perfect this place was. Thank you so much Zalia, we could not have asked for a better host.
Zalia is a GREAT host, and we had a blast at the house! If you want a quiet house away from it all, this place isn't for you. But, if you're like us and want to be able to walk to Frenchmen and the Quarter and be in a part of town with a lot of character in a fun, old house - this place is right up your alley. We had two couples and two single people, so the double bed and twin bed situation was great. Under the house, the Allways Lounge is a nice spot to hang out at night, as are a few other bars in the neighborhood. Thanks Zalia for a memorable weekend!!! We look forward to visiting again soon.
Awesome time! Lots of character and terrific host who gave us great recommendations.
Does what it says on the tin! Zalias place is no 5 star hotel but it really was great for our needs. Zalia was very relaxed as a host, and we knew how to reach her if we had problems. Location wise the apartment is above a bar which does obviously get the noise from below when the bar is open; but this quiets around 12/1am. The apartment has parking behind the bar and it is a very short drive to the French Quarter which also has great parking facilities.
This place was perfect for us. It comfortably fit 6 people and was within walking distance to everything we wanted to see. This place is located above a loud bar, so if you go to bed early and need quiet to sleep, I would not recommend the apartment. Luckily we are not those type of people and were downstairs enjoying the show and the bar late into the night.
I would definitely stay here again.
Had a great stay at this place with our group of 5... Nothing fancy but has everything you need.. Only a short walk to frenchmen st and an easy 10-15 stroll into the heart of the french quarter... Loved it
Super cool place in a convenient location. My group of five loved the place. We also really enjoyed the show at Zalia's club!!
Note: This place isn't for someone who wants peace and quiet or a slick and shiny modern accommodation. It's bohemian...and noisy...and fits the New Orleans vibe perfectly!!!